Prior to the Grand Final, FFT hosted an esports workshop for the eight finalists. The workshop began with a cognitive test and physical training, hosted at HumanFab, an Innovation, Health & Sport Lab based in Paris.
This was followed by a welcome speech at Roland-Garros by Gilles Moretton, FFT President, and Vincent-Baptiste Closon, Global Head of Partnerships, Events and Sponsoring for BNP Paribas before finalists took part in a media training session led by journalist Barbara Klein.
To end the workshop, the eight finalists took part in a Tennis Clash training session, before playing a game of urban tennis at Roland-Garros.
Gilles Moretton, FFT President said: “Congratulations to William Foster for winning the 2022 Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas! We were amazed to see how tough the competition was this year and we even saw a record breaking number of participants enter the event from all over the world.
"In 2022, we made huge steps to make our competition more accessible to everyone, which included guaranteeing at least two women had the chance to compete in the Grand Final for the very first time through our collaboration with Women in Games.
"As the only Grand Slam to organise an eTennis tournament, we are honoured to fulfil our mission to promote tennis and eTennis worldwide. We are also proud to share this ambition with our partners BNP Paribas and Renault, and look forward to developing the event further in the future!”